Definition of intellectual property in English:

intellectual property

noun

mass nounLaw
  • Intangible property that is the result of creativity, such as patents, copyrights, etc.

    • ‘This is mainly due to the patenting system where a company is given sole ownership of some intellectual property.’
    • ‘The legal system protects intellectual property through patents and copyright.’
    • ‘Is it time to review the laws on ownership of intellectual property and copyright?’
    • ‘Secondly, I'm interested in matters concerning copyright and intellectual property.’
    • ‘Patents, copyright and intellectual property should be registered, he says.’

Pronunciation

intellectual property